Derbyshire 0-19 Service, DCHS and Healthwatch Derbyshire – Here to help!

Find out what services your School Nurse and Health Visitng team offer and how to contact them along with up-to-date information on COVID-19 at:  http://www.derbyshireschoolnurses.org.uk/ and http://www.dchs.nhs.uk/healthvisiting         Derbyshire Community Health Services provide a wide range of services to our community.  Go to their website for full details http://www.dchs.nhs.uk/  http://www.dchs.nhs.uk/home/coronavirus/for-patients-and-visitors for information specific to…

Mental Health, housing and financial Support for Veterans- By Lily Jones

Mental Health, Housing and Financial Guide for Veterans When a member of the British military retires from active service and returns to civilian life, the adjustments required can be significant. Unmarried soldiers with no children may have no dependents, but if they have been serving overseas the idea of finding a new home via a…

Home From Hospital Derbyshire – celebrated by CONNEX Community Support

This Volunteers Week CONNEX wanted to recognise the brilliant voluntary work Home from Hospital Derbyshire are doing! As part of Volunteers’ Week, the spotlight is on our super Home from Hospital Volunteers. Our Home from Hospital volunteers support anyone recently discharged from hospital or at risk of hospitalisation. Although they can’t visit people at this…

Business top-up grant fund announced – details on how to claim here

TOP UP GRANT FUND APPLICATIONS OPEN Last month the Government announced a discretionary fund for local councils, designed to help businesses that fall between the cracks of other support schemes. High Peak Borough Council have now launched the scheme, businesses can apply here: https://myforms.highpeak.gov.uk/DISCRETIONARYGRANTFUNDAPPLICATION/launch Criteria are set out here: https://highpeak.gov.uk/Coronavirus-Business-Financial-Support If you are a business…

Healthwatch Derbyshire – up-to-date advice on shielding

‘Shielding’ is the word used to describe how to protect those at highest risk of severe illness if they catch coronavirus. To help you with the latest government advice about shielding and your access to the outdoors please see Healthwatch Englands article which contains the link to the detailed government guidance: https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/advice-and-information/2020-03-26/coronavirus-what-does-shielding-mean Healthwatch Derbyshire is…